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Thread #70362 Message #1200707
Posted By: Joybell
04-Jun-04 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Honky Tonk Angels
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Honky Tonk Angels
True-love got his version of "The Wild Side of Life" from a singer or an audience member in 1960 or 1962 - in Boston. He had heard bits of it since 1957. In 1957, while True-love was working at Yellowstone Park, a jazz piano player sang a line from it as an example of what he called "hiller music" - which he hated but was always asked for.